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Guys....I am going to ask that you not discuss the so called "leak" of the upcoming Lionel Catalog here on the forum.  Traditionally Lionel askes us to wait to discuss specifics AFTER the catalog has been sent out and their promotion begins in the magazine.  We have honored that except this time, the leak came from our Digital version of the magazine which came out just a day or two ago.  The Digital Magazine always comes out before the print version however this time we are a little early.  We should not have included the Lionel information in the Digital until the print version went out but frankly tripped over this one!  So, at the request of Lionel, we have corrected the problem in the Digital edition for now.  We ask that discussion about this "leak" be taken off the forum.  I will leave this thread open to the original topic focus.

Thanks!

I've been continuing research for my layout and I would love to see Lionel start venturing into more niche products. It wouldn't quite be realistic but something like a "flying ingot", which was a narrow gauge tank engine with a specific odd look. This one, obviously, wouldn't be narrow gauge. But I would be willing to overlook that haha ingot buggys would be cool. So would a hopper with the wooden sides added to the top for extra volume to carry coke instead of coal.

It's just tough because that requires new tooling and it would likely not be a huge seller. I feel like the initial cost of new stuff is such a tough hurdle to clear. It's a bummer. I encounter it in my own job and it's often disappointing.

One thing I’d think would be cool is some O-72 FasTrack curves with the Christmas lights in them. The ones out now are a nice addition to put around the tree, but it’d be nice to run larger engines that can’t handle O-36 curves on a Christmas themed layout around the Holidays. Plus a reissue of the Legacy Polar Express Berkshire with more scale heavyweight passenger cars would be nice too 👍

@The Pullman posted:

I agree, seeing more obscure locomotives or pieces of rolling stock would be a fresh change.

some different road names would also be neat... why not some SD40-2s from shortline railroads for a change?

while the original NS didn't have SD40-2s It did have gp38s and a few baldwin engines anyway since i live about a mile from an original NS main how about some stuff from the original Norfolk Southern or Carolina Coastal for that matter

It gets harder when you belong to a train club with nearly 100 members and the possibility of over 1000 locomotives.  A lot of overlap of numbers.  We had to reprogram the Legacy controller with specific numbers assigned to certain "classes " of locomotives.  Ie. TMCC diesels,  TMCC steam,  Legacy diesels,  Legacy steam,  TMCC accessories,  Legacy accessories,  etc. Each class has a specific block of numbers that members program their engines to irregardless of the road number. For example my TMCC 611 J has a road number of 611 but I had to program it to 18 because 1 through 17 are reserved for TMCC diesels.

@third rail posted:

It gets harder when you belong to a train club with nearly 100 members and the possibility of over 1000 locomotives.  A lot of overlap of numbers.  We had to reprogram the Legacy controller with specific numbers assigned to certain "classes " of locomotives.  Ie. TMCC diesels,  TMCC steam,  Legacy diesels,  Legacy steam,  TMCC accessories,  Legacy accessories,  etc. Each class has a specific block of numbers that members program their engines to irregardless of the road number. For example my TMCC 611 J has a road number of 611 but I had to program it to 18 because 1 through 17 are reserved for TMCC diesels.

For clubs I definitely. An see the need for four digit locomotive IDs. Perhaps we can wish it will show up in a future Lionel catalog

@leapinlarry posted:

I’m probably the only one interested in Lionel offering an 0-4-0 Steam Switcher, in Legacy with all the cool features and Steam whistle, a great smoke system, high quality can motor, possibly in several famous road names, and capable of negotiating long Ross turnouts, just my want. Great thread.

Nope. I would like this too. I like the small steam for my switching operations. That last bit about the Ross turnouts is tricky as heck though. I'm picturing the old slope back tenders though and I bet it would tough to stuff a full Legacy outfit in the locomotive and tender.

I also like smaller steam in general. The Y6b and Alleghenys are cool but the small steam has more play value for me because it can head out on the mainline and do switching.

@leapinlarry posted:

I’m probably the only one interested in Lionel offering an 0-4-0 Steam Switcher, in Legacy with all the cool features and Steam whistle, a great smoke system, high quality can motor, possibly in several famous road names, and capable of negotiating long Ross turnouts, just my want. Great thread.

Seconded, if Lionel decided to drop one of the Baltimore and Ohio "Little Joe" docksiders on us this January, that would get an immediate order from me too. They'd probably have to do the same thing they did with the tie-jector and create a companion car to go with it but nevertheless it would be an awesome little engine to have.

Train set

MILWAUKEE ROAD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive

3 each of MILWAUKEE ROAD open frame bi-level auto racks on TRAILER TRAIN flat cars

3 each of MILWAUKEE ROAD open frame tri-level auto racks on TRAILER TRAIN flat cars

MILWAUKEE ROAD bay window caboose

If possible have the auto racks loaded with 1970's era HOT WHEELS automobiles and trucks.

Andrew

I'd be in the market for another run of Conrail 86' auto parts box cars, 4 or 8-door versions.

Perhaps use of the SD40 tooling to produce some CR SD40-2Rs rebuilt from SD40s in 1993, or B&P SD40-3s.

SD60M tooling could be offered in Carload Express and B&P schemes. Those RRs are running some sharp-looking exCon SD60Ms and SD60Is.

As far as any new models, I would love to see scale 34,000 gal LPG tank cars.

Train set

MILWAUKEE ROAD GP38-2 diesel-electric locomotive

3 each of MILWAUKEE ROAD open frame bi-level auto racks on TRAILER TRAIN flat cars

3 each of MILWAUKEE ROAD open frame tri-level auto racks on TRAILER TRAIN flat cars

MILWAUKEE ROAD bay window caboose

If possible have the auto racks loaded with 1970's era HOT WHEELS automobiles and trucks.

Andrew

i too would like my autoracks to fit HOT WHEELS so i can add them to my lionel hot wheels set

@N&WGuy posted:

January 19th at 9:00am it’ll be up to view on Lionel’s website is what Ryan Kunkle from Lionel has said 👍

when did he say this?

probably gonna be in class that day or in Joyner library at ECU when i see it

hopefully there is something for me in that catalog that i can persuade my god parents into letting me order whatever it is probably a genesis locomotive or something Amtrak related like a set with amfleets or superliners

@paigetrain posted:

when did he say this?

probably gonna be in class that day or in Joyner library at ECU when i see it

hopefully there is something for me in that catalog that i can persuade my god parents into letting me order whatever it is probably a genesis locomotive or something Amtrak related like a set with amfleets or superliners

He’s mentioned it a few times, most recently in the live stream Lionel did with TrainWorld a few weeks ago.

There’ll be a lot in the catalog for sure! Can’t wait to see it!! 😁

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There are 2 trains (sets) I would love to see offered:

1) From the movie Unstoppable, a GE AC4400CW AVWR 777, along with the EMD SD40-2 1206.  I've seen some videos that feature custom painted versions of these.

2) The train from Back to the Future III along with a 1:48 scale Delorean complete with blinking LED lights.  I'm not sure how they would make the smoke change from green to yellow to red, but either way they would sell a million of these sets!!!!!!

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